Boy with autism survives 4 days alone in Australian Outback: ‘It really is a miracle’

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VICTORIA, Australia -- Police in Australia rescued an autistic boy who survived four days alone in the Outback.

Eleven-year-old Luke Shambrook wandered away from a campsite on Friday.

Police doubted they would find him alive because of the cold and wet weather. But they found a clue, when they saw his hat yesterday.

Shambrook was later spotted by a police helicopter as he was walking through some brush two miles away.

He only had a few scratches and needed treatment for dehydration and hypothermia.

Shambrook was “one courageous, strong, determined young man”, said Rick Nugent, acting assistant commissioner for the Victoria Police, according to The Guardian. “Four days, four nights in this terrain, it really is a miracle that he’s alive and well.”

 

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